~ GEORGIA BOTTLES
Sell, & Collect
The Hutchinson stopper
patented in 1879 and
bottles were used well
and probably well into
The Brunswick, GA Coca-Cola
wasn't even produced
until the early
1900's. Hutch bottles
were used for
over 40 years, 4 decades
Obviously, there was
blob top and crown top
My Hutch bottle collecting;
What I collect
I've been collecting Hutchinson
bottles from the state of Georgia for about a year now. Collecting
bottles is not rocket science, it's just bottle collecting. To put
together a nice collection it takes time to research the type of bottles
that you want to collect, it takes focus, and it takes a little luck.
My goal in Hutch bottle
collecting is to learn more about my state, it's geography and history,
also, to have fun and put together a collection that is enjoyable, profitable,
and a good investment. I buy, sell, and collect Hutchinson bottles.
My goal is NOT to own
an example of every Hutch ever made in Georgia. My goal is to invest
part of the profits made from buying and selling Hutch bottles in other
Hutch bottles that form a collection and investment.
I want my collection to
be one of the best quality collections, not one of the largest collections.
If I can acquire bottles in very good condition that are pleasing to look
upon as they set on a shelf basking in well placed lighting, and know that
the bottles have a stable long-term value, then I've done what I set out
I don't want each and
every bottle no matter the condition. I don't want bottles that are
just decent looking. I want really nice looking bottles, not the
most, but some of the best. Also, I want to know that I did not overpay
for the bottle just so that I could have bragging rights and rub it in
on everyone that doesn't have that particular bottle. I just want
a nice selection of bottles from a wide range of Georgia towns, and all
in very nice condition, and acquired in trades or for very good prices.
I also don't want to rob widows or throw buddies in front of a train in
order to acquire a bottle, as is the custom with most bottle collectors.
I want the collection
to be a fairly liquid asset, not a financial boondoggle. I want an
investment, not an assembly of bottles worth less than they cost me.
But, the bottom line is,
that I don't want every tiddley one, just a nice assortment of very nice
ones in very nice condition.
(no scratches, no cracks,
no chips, no bruises, no replaced tops, not cloudy or dirty looking)
So, I DO want one of every
Georgia Hutch that is in excellent condition and not over-priced.
I'm not in LOVE with my
bottles, but I enjoy collecting them, just as I enjoy running my online
retail websites and running my other businesses. You don't have to
LOVE what you collect, it is okay to simply enjoy collecting, especially
if what you collect has monetary value and is a good investment.
There is no "THE HOBBY"
as far as bottle collecting. There are however a few hundred hobbyists
all with different interests and goals, and there are more than a normal
share of crooks and creeps that call themselves bottle collectors.
But, I'm not concerned at all with the others, only me and my reasons for
collecting Hutchinson bottles. I do have friends who collect, and
I always try to help friends, but I dare say that in general this isn't
a friendly hobby.
So, that's what I collect,
quality, not quantity. I don't want every single one, and I am not
going to have every single one. Who I am does not depend on how many bottles
I have. My self-worth does not depend on my bragging rights.
So to conclude, if you
have a really nice looking Georgia Hutch for sale at a really good price,
give me a call, or if you are looking to purchase a Georgia Hutch, give
me a call, I have a nice selection of duplicates for sale.
1. I don't have to have
every GA Hutch ever made
2. But, if it's a GA
Hutch and in excellent condition, and not over-priced, then, I want it.
3. I'm not in love with
my collection, but I enjoy collecting.
4. I buy sell, and collect
If you have an emotional
attachment to your bottles, ... get
help. If you enjoy people and the act of collecting, keep it
I BUY, SELL
To Sell GA Hutch Bottles
Call Sam at